Sunflower Seed Pesto Quinoa Salad

A delightful Sunflower Seed Pesto Quinoa Salad that combines the goodness of quinoa with the rich flavors of sunflower seed pesto. This wholesome salad is not only tasty but also packed with nutritious ingredients, making it a perfect addition to your meal repertoire.

Sunflower Seed Pesto Quinoa Salad

Sunflower Seed Pesto Quinoa Salad


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook quinoa according to package instructions.
  2. In a food processor, combine sunflower seeds, basil, Parmesan cheese, and garlic. Pulse until finely chopped.
  3. With the processor running, slowly add olive oil until the mixture forms a smooth pesto.
  4. In a large bowl, mix cooked quinoa, cherry tomatoes, and pesto. Toss until well combined.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve chilled and enjoy!

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Total time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 350, Fat: 22g, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 10g

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